George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history
The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia
Russian liberals see the late opposition leader as a martyr, but he was also a player in the post-Soviet power grab that is still unfolding
‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes
Plus Ronan Farrow gets his own MSNBC show, and more in the news
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Russia’s propaganda machine is stronger than ever thanks to cable network RT. Its Syria coverage offers the proof.